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Learn to Grow With Farmer Jay at Whole Foods Plantation

Farmer Jay is a public relations dream for the local locavore movement -- a smart, personable farmer who's passionate about sharing tips on healthy eating.

You would think that between running Farmer Jay Organics and writing for New Times, the man would just want to curl up with a good book or a beer and relax.

But in his spare time, Jason "Farmer Jay" McCobb is teaching a series of growing classes at Whole Foods in Plantation.

The three classes, in honor of Earth Month, all concentrate on different aspects of growing a home garden.

Take all three and you'll have the best-tasting garden in your neighborhood.

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Each class starts at 7 p.m. and costs $10, which covers the cost of

materials. During the classes, you'll start work on a micro garden,

which you'll take home to nurture.

The first class is this

evening, April 10. "Plant Your Own Microgreens" focuses on growing those

tiny and delicious edible greens that can cost a pretty penny at your

favorite restaurant. Farmer Jay will teach you how to plant your own

seeds and discuss the various varieties.

On Wednesday, April 17,

Farmer Jay will show you composting techniques in the "What Is Compost?"

class. He'll even show you how to make his famous "Farmer Jay's Compost


On Wednesday, April 24, you'll learn how to grow your own herb garden at the "All About Herbs" class.

Space for these classes is limited, and participants must register in advance at Whole Foods' customer service desk in person or by calling the store at 954-725-8793.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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